Pakistan: Sindh Chief Secretary seeks performance report of Chinese firms

Karachi: The top bureaucrat of Sindh has sought a report within 20 days of the performance of the Chinese firms responsible for the municipal waste disposal work in most parts of Karachi.

###

They are responsible for four of the six districts of Karachi. The commercial capital of Pakistan daily generates around 16,000 tonnes of municipal waste daily as majority volume of this garbage remained unattended. This includes 6,500 tonnes of industrial waste whose untreated discharge into Arabian Sea is a major source of marine pollution near Karachi’s shoreline. The performance of the Chinese companies has often come under serious criticism in this regard.

###

SEE ALSO

  • Pictures: Bombay High Court stays BMC demolition drive at Kangana Ranaut’s property

  • Meet the Vietnamese billionaire who helps the world beat COVID-19

  • IPL in UAE: All the past champions from the first IPL in 2008 to 2019

  • IPL in UAE: Mumbai Indians players spend quality time at the beach

###

Sindh Chief Secretary Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah has sought a report from the officials concerned about the performance of the Chinese companies in this regard while chairing the meeting of Sindh Solid Waste Management Board (SSWMB).

###

The meeting decided to restore the contract of the Chinese company responsible to do municipal waste work in District West of the city. The contract was rescinded last year after complaints were received concerning unsatisfactory garbage disposal work in the city. The contract has been restored after assurance from the Chinese firm that it will now do its work diligently in the district.

###

Speaking on the occasion, Sindh chief secretary asked the officials concerned to make it binding upon the Chinese companies to do their waste collection work in the city diligently.

###

He said that from now onwards no negligence would be tolerated in carrying out the trash collection work in Karachi.

###

He said that services of an independent firm should be hired for ensuring transparency in making payments to the Chinese firms against their waste disposal work in the city.

###

He said that process should also be started for hiring the services of private firms in two remaining districts of Karachi, namely, Korangi and Central, where Chinese companies were not responsible to collect the municipal waste.

Click Here: cheap all stars rugby jersey###

These two districts of Karachi were managed by the elected municipal leadership belonging to the Opposition Muttahida Quami Movement that used own resources of the district to collect garbage from their respective areas instead of hiring the services of any private firm for the purpose via SSWMB. The tenure of the elected municipal leadership ended in the province last month.

###

It is recalled that a US$ 200 million World Bank-funded programme is being implemented to resolve the issue of unattended solid waste of Karachi through scientific means without causing harm to the environment. The waste-to-energy project will also be built in the city to consume Karachi’s trash in a useful manner.

Leave A Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *